A Moray actress has said she is “proud” to represent the region in the UK’s longest-running television soap.
Isobella Hubbard, from Hopeman, will play a mysterious woman named Chelsey in Coronation Street when she appears on the nation’s screens next week.
Former Lossiemouth High School pupil Mrs Hubbard said she is excited to see her character’s storyline unfold in the soap that was always on the TV in her family home.
Mrs Hubbard is known for her appearances in Redistributors, Making It and Outlander.
She said: “Corrie has always been on in my family house so I felt like I knew the actors and characters before meeting them.
“I learnt so much whilst I was there as an actor and creative.
“I’m excited to see the whole story unfold as there are bits I haven’t seen yet.
“The writing is great so my character has a real arc of a journey and such cracking scenes.”
She admitted she was “nervous” at first to be on the set of the most watched soap in the UK but said the cast’s family feel helped her settle in.
She added: “I was finding it hard to believe I was on route to work on the nation’s longest-standing soap and was anxious about how I’d fit in.
“Then after five minutes on set all my nerves were gone.
“Corrie are a family and the most warm and caring cast and crew I’ve ever worked with.
“I never wanted a day to end and learnt so much both behind and in front of the camera.”
The actress based in London hailed the Hopeman community for being so “supportive” since she stepped into the acting industry.
She added: “My roots are in Hopeman and will always be.
“I love the village as well as the surrounding villages.
“I can only thank my hometown and all the people for always being there for me.”
Her first appearance on Corrie will be aired on Friday, June 12 on STV.
Meanwhile Corrie bosses have announced they will resume filming on June 9 with social distancing and other safety measures put in place.